COVID-19 Mitchell

NCDHHS Adds New County-Level Data to COVID-19 Dashboard

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is adding new county-level data to the COVID-19 NC Dashboard on the County Map by Cases section of the Summary dashboard page. Users will now be able to view county-level case data by date ranges, including the number of total cases, the number of cases from the prior day, the number of cases over the last seven days and the number ...(more)

Mitchell County Announces Fifth Death from COVID

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of its fifth CoVID-19 associated death in Mitchell County. The individual, in their 50’s, was hospitalized. To protect the family’s privacy no further information about the patient will be released. “We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and ...(more)

More COVID-19 News

An additional $35 million in federal grants is being provided to help child care programs providing in-person care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended COVID-19 flexibilities for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). NCDHHS has released updated guidance and new resources to support educators, school staff ...(more)

Slow COVID NC App Surpasses 100,000 Downloads

More than 100,000 people have downloaded SlowCOVIDNC, the official exposure notification app of North Carolina. SlowCOVIDNC alerts users when they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The app relies on users to anonymously submit their positive result to notify others. The more people who download and use SlowCOVIDNC, the more we can slow the spread. The ...(more)

Latest Update from Toe River Health District

Here is the latest update from the Toe River Health District on the coronavirus. The Wednesday numbers report showed 20 new positive cases identified in Avery County, 7 in Mitchell and 0 in Yancey. Avery County has had a total of 229 positive cases, 24 currently active and 1 death. Mitchell County shows a total of 222 positive cases, 4 active and 4 deaths. Yancey County’s total positive case ...(more)

Yancey County Numbers – 10/5

Yancey County Numbers (Courtesy Yancey Co Health Dept) As of 10/05/2020 at 3:21 PM New Positives – 3 New Recoveries – 5 New Deaths – 0 Total Positives – 244 Total Recovered – 232 Total Deaths – 1 Total Active – 11 ...(more)

NC Moving to Phase 3 on 10/2

Governor Cooper is moving North Carolina to Phase 3 Friday at 5 p.m. with the easing of some restrictions. He cautioned that some safety measures must remain in place in order to continue the battle against COVID-19 spread. The move to Phase 3 is the result of the state’s metrics remaining stable in September. ...(more)